Chip Tha Ripper

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Five Reasons Why XXL's Freshman Class Issue Is Going To Be A Yearly Ritual For A While

    As traditions go, XXL's annual "Freshman Class" issue is neither all that time-honored or worthwhile. The magazine's been putting rappers it calls freshmen on its cover since 2008, but hasn't exactly been kingmaking or future forecasting in doing so: 2008's list featured Crooked I and Joell Ortiz, h ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Live: Kid Cudi Is The Nightcap At Terminal 5

    Bacardi "Like It Live" With Kid Cudi Terminal 5 Monday, June 13 Better than: Sleeping. Just kidding! The thought behind Bacardi's "Like It Live" marketing campaign is simple: if people "like" something on Facebook, they must love it in real life. So as soon as you put a bunch of "like"-able thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The 10 Best Posse Cuts of 2010 (So Far)

    ​Posse cuts are like friendlier versions of the WWE's Royal Rumble -- a platform designed to showcase all of the stars in the game, both up-and-coming and certified. Think back to the Main Source's 1991 "Live At The Barbecue," featuring Akinyele, Joe Fatal, and the debut of a rapper named Nas, ... More >>